ZUMBA

Saturday, May 07, 2011


Zumba is a dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez in Colombia during the 1990s. The program combines international music with dance in an effort to make exercise fun. Zumba classes are offered through licensed instructors in more than 110,000 locations in over 125 countries.

As you may know from some of my "facts" post, I'm completely obssessed with Zumba. The best exercise class that doesn't feel like exercise! It's more dancing...and dancing to EVERYTHING! I've been doing Zumba for 3 years now, and I've had so many different instructors and they all keep it fresh and new! There's Hip-Hop, Salsa, Samba, Combien, Regga, African Rhythm, Modern music! Just everything. For awhile I noticed a lot of girls were coming to my Zumba classes with these belly dancer inspired waist garbs...well I wanted one too! So I bought one last weekend at the Houston International Festival. I wore it for the first time to my Monday Zumba class, but I only took pictures today for my Saturday class.




Rght now I've been attending Zumba classes at my gym 24 Hr Fitness. On Wednesdays, Houston's Discovery Green Park holds a free Zumba Session. So fun! Not only do they offer Zumba on Wednesdays, but they offer other free fitness classes during the week too! Yoga on Saturdays, Bum-ba on Mondays...lots of fun! I love the Zumba instructor for the Discovery Green Session, he's so fun and energetic shown below. The class at the park gets way crowded, but I still go!







Zumba is becoming a worldwide phenomen, and if you are interested in taking some classes go to http://www.zumba.com/. You can also buy fun Zumba apparel off of the website like these:

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What are your go-to work out clothes? Do you have a favorite brand of tennis shoes, or gear? Or are you an old t-shirt and shorts person when working out!

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12 comments

  1. My old company offered Zumba classes, but I've only been there as a temp and that perk was not accesible for me... it looks fun though! When I work out I usually just wear any t-shirt I can find, and either my yoga pants of my husbands basketball shorts. I want to invest in a good pair of work out sneakers but right now I just don't have the money and I use a pair I bought at Wal-Mart for $12. So far, they've been comfy though and that's the most important to me. :)

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  2. Sounds like fun! A lot of my friends do it and they are always trying to drag me out to join them. I might just have to take their offer...

    ~Angel

    http://www.fashionablynumb.com

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  3. Wow...love it!Working out and having fun at the same time!xoxo

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  4. @KatieNice on using your husband's stuff. Yea I hate that quality tennis are so expensive, and then you're supposed to replace them every year...who has money to do that! I've been working out in the same shoes...haha probably bad for my feet, for years

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  5. @Angel Garciayes you'll have to try it out! It's for girls and guys and the workout is amazing. You burn my calories, but don't even feel like it!

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  6. @Alina F.Hehe, do you guys have Zumba where you live? You should try it!

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  7. I've been wanting to try Zumba for the longest!!! Lol

    That GOOD GOOD Blog

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  8. @Dee O.You should definitely do it! It's such an amazing, awesome dance-workout!!

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  9. what a phenomenon! i'm gonna have to educate myself on this...everyone's doing it and loving it and it seems like a workout that's friendly for literally anyone. looks so fun, thanks for posting!

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  10. It's so amazing. Girl literally I hate those 1 hr workout classes like step
    and stuff because it's just not that fun for me. I love dancing so this is
    the best of both worlds. And you're having so much fun dancing you don't
    even know how many calories you are burnin' but I work up a sweat everytime
    I do it.!!

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